Ethnic Diversity in Leadership Committee


The Ethnic Diversity in Leadership Committee develops strategies that the CFT and our AFT local unions can use to encourage and train an ethnically diverse leadership within our organizations.


  • Provide guidance and recommendations on best practices for increasing the leadership and participation of historically underrepresented people of color in our union at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Promote training on a variety of union leadership topics such as member organizing, collective bargaining, and representation in order to support the leadership development of emerging local leaders of color. 
  • Organize workshops and produce materials that address issues of diversity, equity, and equality so that CFT and local unions can effectively build diverse leadership teams as well as increasing member participation of historically underrepresented people of color in our unions.


Terrie Hubbard, Chair, AFT Guild, San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community Colleges
Jessica Castaneda, Santa Cruz Council of Classified Employees
Yovanna Campos, AFT College Staff Guild-Los Angeles
Desiree Groves, Lawndale Federation of Classified Employees
Andres Jimenez, UC-AFT, Retiree Chapter
Hector Perez-Roman, United Teachers Los Angeles
Veronica Pulido, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
Claudia Rodriguez, United Teachers Los Angeles
Gabriel Torres, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
VanCedric Williams, United Educators of San Francisco
Sue Pak, Staff Liaison